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Koh Samui Villas – The New Investment in Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailand continues to yield engaging options for would be property speculators and stockholders looking to do more with their portfolio. Koh Sami villas are now the latest hot investment with its big brother, the island of Phuket becoming more crowded and increasingly expensive. On top of a more laid back atmosphere, Koh Samui offers much more value for money and still keeps some of the famous Thai charm which has made the dominion so famous.

With the bulk of Thailand property being bought with money, as bank finance being just about impossible to get, the underlying valuation of property and land is being maintained, though due to most stockholders being foreign backers with a portfolio of assets, there are now some nice prospects for those with investment capital who are prepared to consider enlarging their property portfolio.

There are numerous magnificent villa resorts being planned by major property companies, seeing a bright future in the lush destination market. This world’s fiscal crisis in late 2008 has gives property buyers opportunities as many sellers are compelled to reduce price to make a sale in these tricky conditions. There are a few options available, both new off-plan and resale properties that now are providing buyers with heavy cost benefits.

The market now coming up to the summer season is moderately flat, with bargain properties appearing as sellers discount to excite interest. A stunning beach side villa on Koh Samui with three bedrooms, outside shower, non-public pool, walled garden and easy beach access can be had for as little as US$200,000. Sea front nine bedroom palaces go for as much as $US10,000,000 and afford all of the luxuries that one would expect in a Beverly Hills mansion.

Luxurious Koh Samui villas provide all possible ostentation and grandeur. The island has developed over time as one of the major destinations for luxury vacation lovers. Stunning beaches, pretty natural environment and decorative sea and wild life of Koh Samui attract lots of travelers each year. They’re well-connected to airfields and markets.

Whether or not it is honeymooners, families, old folk or children, everybody has a motivation to save at Koh Samui. Over US20,000,000 has been licensed to maintain the roads on the island after years of neglect. A team of students from Rajabhat Institute are also starting a campaign to keep the beaches clean. With such attention to details, this island paradise is sure to remain a hot destination for years to come.

Small Business Ecommerce Success – 3 Necessary Rules To Avoid A Money Pit

Purpose

The prospect of building our very own Internet business is very exciting. When done correctly, it can be very rewarding. However, if done incorrectly, an Internet business can become a money pit. The purpose of this article is to provide you with three necessary rules to ensure you are on the right path.

Rule #1 – DEVELOP A PLAN

You have found a reputable wholesaler and have a product that you feel comfortable with. There are endless possibilities that allow you to build a web site and begin selling your products online. However, this is not the time to jump in the water. It is now time to develop a business and marketing strategy. You may ask yourself why you should do this when you can begin selling now. Let me give you an example.

John is the typical startup business owner with limited funds. He has $10,000.00 in the bank and has yet to establish a web site. John begins by establishing a merchant account and finding a hosting company that will do everything he believes necessary to get his business up and running. Before he knows it, John is spending over $100.00 a month in fees to begin his business. John is not worried because he KNOWS he is going to make money with his idea. Therefore, he continues on his path.

The next thing that John does is find someone to help him with his pay-per-click campaign. The contract company convinces John that he needs to spend $1.50 per click for a daily budget of $100.00. “You will make a ton of money!” states the campaign manager. John agrees and the plan is set into motion. Thirty days have gone by and John has spent $3000.00 on his pay-per-click campaign with zero sales. He also owes another $100.00.

What did John do wrong? He did not establish a plan.

There are plenty of resources available to help a small business owner. One reputable resource that I have personally used a number of times is the Small Business Administration. Another resource that I have found to be very useful for start up business owners are the dummies books. The name is quite deceiving. It could be said that you are a dummy if you dismiss the book as being beneath you.

Many of the sources above will tell you to develop a business strategy. They will also tell you to develop a marketing strategy. At the very least, you should sit down and develop a strategy that fits your goals and stick with it. A little effort up front will save a ton of money in the long run.

Rule #2 – DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE

We have witnessed it hundreds of times before. The words are synonymous with success and riches.

  • “You can be as successful as I am”
  • “Get Rich Quick”
  • “Work Part-Time”

Falling into the trap is easy. We believe the middleman has the golden key. We believe if he can do it, then we can too. After all, we are intelligent and focused. This is where the downfall begins. We begin to believe success online is easy. We invest our money into a third-rate middleman seeking to use our money to increase his fortune. When all is said and done, we have paid the middle man for his services and closed our business.

Finding a reputable wholesaler is very important. Therefore, it is necessary to take your time and find one that you can trust. One source that I have used to find reputable wholesalers in the past is World Wide Brands, but there are many ways to find a great wholesaler. Another very popular method is to call the manufacturer themselves. For example, if you want to sell baseball equipment, you may want to contact demarini.

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Rule #3 – LET THE PROFESSIONALS DO IT

In the example above, John was unable to make money with products that he knew to be of high quality. He believed that he had done everything right. After all, creating a web site should be easy. You just throw down a few html tags and you’re on your way.

The problem with this theory is the quantity of web sites out there with the exact same product as John. In the early days, it was possible to piece together a web site. Those days are far behind us now. If you want your site to sell, you need to find someone with the capability to make it look professional. Otherwise, your site will never be able to compete with the big boys. There are plenty of contractors out there willing to offer their services. I have personally used Solid Cactus and have found success, but there are many others. Whatever you decide, make certain that you have done your research on the organization of choice. Remember, the site will be with you for a long time.

Choosing the Right Metal Detector – Tips For Making Your Most Important Investment

So you’ve decided to take up metal detecting as a hobby. Maybe you came across an old metal detector in the garage or at a yard sale. Or maybe you talked to somebody and they got you hooked on the idea of treasure hunting for fun or profit.  Metal detecting can be a great hobby for anyone; it involves history and the romantic notion of a treasure hunt, all rolled up into a fantastic outdoor, fresh air experience. Now you’ve decided to check it out but what is the next step?

If you are lucky, you know someone with some equipment who will take you out and show you how to use a metal detector and give you some great tips and tricks to get you started. This is a great way to test the waters and to see if metal detecting is something you want to pursue. Doing this can save you a lot of expense if you discover metal detecting is just not “for you”. Not only that, but you will have experienced partners to go out on hunts with. They can show you some of the better places to look for relics and coins in your area. You can learn an awful lot from them and this can shorten the learning curve tremendously.

However, if you are anything like me, you know absolutely zero about metal detecting and you don’t have any friends who do, either.  Don’t let that stop you!  There is so much information on the internet; a beginner to metal detecting can find the answer to just about any question they might have.  In the short time that I have been investigating this hobby I have come across some really helpful resources on the internet. There are some great local resources available, too, all you need to do is look for them.  I have found that people who have a passion for metal detecting are more than happy to answer questions and help a newbie out.  Lots of areas have metal detecting clubs which hold local events and most will have a website and a newsletter.  Most stores which sell metal detecting tools and equipment can put you in contact with others in your area who are involved in the hobby.

One of the first, most important decisions you will have to make is what metal detector you will get.  If you can “test drive” a couple of models before you commit to investing in one, then so much the better.  If, on the other hand, you do not have the luxury to try one out before you buy, then your preliminary research is going to be much more critical.  This is one decision you want to get right!

I know you are probably anxious to get out there and locate some treasure but I would advise you to take your time here.  The time you spend finding the right metal detector is going to pay off big in the long run so don’t rush into making that first purchase.  You should carefully consider what type of metal detecting you will be doing to start out with and try to get the best metal detector you can afford which has the features you require.  This is a decision you will need help with, so by all means, look around and then when you have narrowed your choices down to two or three detectors, ask questions of everyone you can talk to.  People who have actually used the type of metal detector you are interested in can give you a lot of good feedback on what they like and don’t like about it and help you to make your final decision.

Your first metal detector should not be too complicated to operate yet it should be versatile enough to grow with you as you gain experience.  There are three basic types of metal detectors: VLF, pulse detectors and beat-frequency oscillation.  The type you choose will be mainly determined by where you will be hunting and what you will be looking for and finally, how much you want to spend.

Very Low Frequency, VLF, are about the most versatile metal detectors.  They can be used in a variety of terrain and for locating a variety of metal objects.  To add to their versatility, they can be ground balanced to account for various minerals in the soil and they can discriminate between types of metals so you can have a good idea what you have located before you dig it up.  This helps you know whether you have found trash or treasure. Most general purpose models operate at lower frequencies.

Pulse induction, or PI metal detectors are best for the beach, they can detect metal at good depth in sand and are especially good in salt water conditions.  They are able to detect objects buried deep underground, and are more sensitive than VLF detectors but they are not as good at discriminating between trash or treasure.  Most gold prospecting detectors are pulse induction.

BFO or beat-frequency oscillation metal detectors are the most basic type and are usually fairly inexpensive.  When the BFO metal detector is passed over a metallic object, the radio frequencies in the magnetic field of the search coil are disturbed.  The detector will then produce an audible signal.  This type of detector might be a good choice for a beginner although it might not be as versatile as a VLF model.

The cost of a metal detector makes it the single most expensive tool you will need for your new hobby and therefore, choosing a metal detector should be done very carefully.  Take a look at what type of metal detecting you are likely to be doing and the terrain you will be hunting in.  Get the best, most versatile machine your budget will allow and then go have some fun!  If metal detecting turns out to be something you want to get serious about, you can always upgrade your metal detector later, when your skills have improved.